Before the summer is over, Cincinnatians
should be able to rent a bike in Over-the-Rhine, Clifton or downtown and
take it for a spin. But whether or not there will eventually be more
bike lanes to ride in may still be up in the air.
A federal court handed down a big victory
for voting rights advocates June 11 when it ruled that Ohio must
maintain three days of early voting previously eliminated by Ohio
Secretary of State John Husted. U.S. District Court Judge Peter Economus
ruled that the state must provide voting the Saturday, Sunday and
Monday before election day.
One in seven Ohioans with a driver’s
license has at least one — a life-long legal scar that has become the
voodoo of our generation(s). According to the Ohio Department of Safety,
more than 1.3 million licensed drivers in the state have at least one
DUI conviction. This eye-opening number suggests far too many Ohioans
are getting behind the wheel impaired.
More than 60 people crammed into a small
conference room at Xavier University the evening of May 27 to witness a
presentation by Cincinnati Metropolitan Housing Authority on its
five-year strategic plan, but many weren’t there to hear CMHA Director
Gregory Johnson discuss mission statements and rebranding.
Cincinnati Metro on May 29 announced that
it will provide health and dental benefits to domestic partners of its
employees, becoming the first employer to say it will utilize
Cincinnati’s domestic partner registry, which passed out of committee
June 2 and is expected to be passed by full council this week.
Despite a vagabond baseball career that
saw him careening from team to team across the Northeast and Midwest for
a decade, Lipman “Lip” Pike arrived in Cincinnati in early 1877 to play
for the Red Stockings — the early name of today’s Reds — amid a fair
amount of hype.
Richard Hague planned to teach in the
Archdiocese of Cincinnati schools for 50 years, but the literature and
writing teacher at Purcell Marian is retiring early after 45 years
because he thinks church authority has crossed a line.